Smith and Warner met again on Saturday on a cricket field, as Coogee Oval was packed out for the most-anticipated Sydney grade-cricket match in decades.
Steve Smith missed a half century but claimed bragging rights over his suspended worldwide teammate David Warner when their teams met Saturday in Sydney club cricket. There is this belief that the upcoming series will be India's great chance to win a series down under as the hosts will be without Steven Smith and David Warner which makes their batting order very fragile.
At the time, there were suggestions Warner had been cast out by the playing group, with the Test opening batsman painted as the villain and architect of the affair.
"As I said before, there has been a lot of media talk that we don't get along, that I've thrown him under the bus", Warner said, speaking publicly for the first time in months.
Warner and Smith won't be available to play for Australia again at home for nearly another year, but Saturday suggested the redemption tale would be well done by the time they did.
Nearly 2,000 spectators turned out to watch the one-day match which featured a contest between Smith and his former vice-captain Warner, both suspended from top cricket in Australia for 12 months over their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, South Africa, last March.
Randwick Petersham was sent in to bat by Sutherland.
The pair were cheered all day both with the bat and in the field, and regularly posed for photos and signed autographs with fans both young and old.
Smith and Warner's performances were over-shadowed by their former Australia teammate Watson, who scored 63 from 41 balls for Sutherland, including five sixes.
"It's kind of surreal, " Warner said of his time in grade cricket.
"The end result and long-form goal is to get back in the Baggy Green and play the World Cup but it's a game at a time".
"I've been over the moon to come back here and just have an input, not just to our club but to Premier Cricket because there has to be a big focus on that moving forward".
Warner also confirmed he would play in Cricket Australia's Twenty20 national championships in March in Adelaide, with his Northern Territory City Cyclones.